Kamil Jalilov

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Kamil Jalilov
Birth nameKamil Jalil oglu Jalilov
Born (1938-01-29) 29 January 1938 (age 81)
OriginBuzovna, Baku, Azerbaijani SSR
GenresAzerbaijani Folk Music, Mugham
Occupation(s)Composer
Songwriter
InstrumentsPrimary:
Oboe
Secondary:
Balaban
Duduk
Flute
Years active1953 – present

Kamil Jalilov (Azerbaijani: Kamil Cəlilov; born 29 January 1938 in Buzovna, Baku) is a musician known for his master expertise playing wind instruments and Azerbaijani folk instruments.[1][2][3]

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest folk musicians of all time as he is the master player of wind instruments such as balaban, clarinet, duduk, zurna, oboe and Azerbaijani regional folk instruments.[4][5]

Biography[edit]

In 1953, he started to perform in the age of 15 after being inspired by the local man.[2] After finishing local school number 176, he joined the Asaf Zeynally Music School in Baku and then graduated from Azerbaijan State Conservatory.[6]

During 1970 to 1988, as a musician he toured with concert performances in several countries of the world, including Egypt, Italy, Poland, India, Lebanon, Syria, and many other countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.[2] He is author of "Azərbaycan təranələri" traditional folk song on oboe.[7]

In 2013, he received Shohrat Order from President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev for contribution in development of executive art.[8]

Legacy[edit]

Jalilov's recording of the song with balaban was included on the Voyager Golden Record, attached to the Voyager spacecraft as representing mugham, only Azerbaijani song included among many cultural achievements of humanity.[9][10][11][12]

Filmography[edit]

  • 1997: Kamil (Kamil)

Discography[edit]

  • Azərbaycanım (Nurla Sabah, 2008)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Balaban ustadı Babaxan Əmirovun dedikləri (in Azerbaijani)
  2. ^ a b c Kamil Jalilovun Hekayetleri, Baku, 2000 (Zaman Nashriyatti (2000) pages 9-13)
  3. ^ Kamil Cəlilov cəzası (in Azerbaijani)
  4. ^ Kamil Cəlilov: "Cahargah" muğamı döyüşdür, sərkərdənin əsgərə bir çağırışıdır" (in Azerbaijani)
  5. ^ «Qaboysuz mənim üçün həyat yoxdu» (in Azerbaijani)
  6. ^ Ruhumuzu ovudan, çağladan və təmizləyən səs (in Azerbaijani)
  7. ^ Cerkezoglu, Ali. "Kamil Cəlilov: "Elə bilirdim muğam çalıram, sən demə, səsləndirdiyim xalqımın dərdləri imiş"". zaman.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Kamil Jalilov awarded with Shohrat order". www.news.az. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  9. ^ "AZƏRBAYCANDA BALABAN SƏNƏTİNİ ÖYRƏNƏN AMERİKALININ İNDİ 80 TƏLƏBƏSİ VAR (Balaban ustadı Babaxan Əmirovun dedikləri)". mediaforum.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  10. ^ Azerbaijani Music Selected for Voyager Spacecraft
  11. ^ Azerbaijani mugham sent out to outer space 32 years ago
  12. ^ "Voyager – Spacecraft – Golden Record – Sounds of Earth". NASA. Retrieved 2009-05-25.

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